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2018 Australian Indoor Championships Wrap – Day 2: Australian Open champ bundled out

Defending Australian Open Men’s champion Ryan Bester has been knocked out of the 2018 Australian Indoor Championships by experienced West Australian bowler (and Rinkside Live favourite), Clive Adams. 

Adams defeated Bester 10-8 8-8 to reach the semi-finals of the event, which will get underway for both the Men’s and Women’s fields from Wednesday (see below for full schedule).

Every semi-final and final will be covered via Rinkside Live streaming.

Click here for the full fixtures/results 

August 21, 2018 / by / in
2018 Australian Indoor Championships Wrap – Day 1: Defending champ bundled out

Defending Men’s champion David Ferguson has suffered a shock opening-round upset on Day 1 of the 2018 Australian Indoor Championships.

Australia’s number one ranked male bowler went down in a match tie-breaker to Pete Bonsor (Towradgi Park, NSW), 11-2 2-11 (2-4) in the Round of 32.

Among the big names to progress through to the Round of 16 matches, some of which began late on Day 1 (Round of 16 winners noted with *), included Rebecca Van Asch*, Carla Krizanic, Chloe Stewart, Val Smith*, Kelly McKerihen and Samantha Noronha on the Women’s side of the draw, while Aaron Teys, Ryan Bester, Clive Adams and Ray Pearse were the notables over on the Men’s side. 

Bowls Australia (BA) will again be bringing you Round of 16 and Quarterfinal action to you tomorrow (Tuesday) via Rinkside Live, with matches TBC.

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August 20, 2018 / by / in
First bowls-related qualifications now available

For the first time, Bowls Australia (BA) is delighted to offer the Australian bowls community two exciting bowls-related qualifications.

Delivered through AFL Sportsready, BA’s education and trainer partner, a Diploma of Sports Administration (Lawn Bowls) and a Certificate III have been created and ready for the first intake of 10 applicants come this October. 

These courses are the direct result of more than 250 industry responses to a survey conducted early in 2017, which identified the need for further structured online education pathways.

Developed with club and industry involvement, the two new courses should not only provide an employment opportunity for bowlers of all ages and at all stages, but also underpin the level of service and expertise provided by this important part of our industry.

With more than ten years experience training athletes and coaches across the country, AFL Sportsready have provided BA with a platform to help facilitate the delivery of more training online.

Coaches, officials and administrators all stand to benefit from this improved delivery method, which in turn is positive for clubs, and everyone playing the game as well.

Important information – Diploma of Sports Administration (Lawn Bowls)

For individuals

– It is cost-effective ($2500 for an eight-month course) compared to approximately $6000-8000 for a first-year degree
– Can be done through a traineeship
– Completion of the Diploma gives direct entry to second-year university of a Business degree at partner universities (partner universities available in each state)
– Small class sizes provide great support
– Flexible online education as well as four group training opportunities
– An Alumni that provides for ongoing connectivity and support
 
For Clubs

– It is low-cost, industry-specific training with a recognised RTO
– Provides well-trained, focused staff for your club’s future
– Provides a career path for young players allowing clubs more flexibility when recruiting
– Provides better sporting outcomes for all players
– Improves financial literacy for bowls co-ordinators
 -Should pay for itself through new income streams
 
For the industry

– Further professionalises the sport
– Creates greater bandwidth, a larger pool of trained talent
– Keeps players involved in the sport
– Move toward evidence-based decision making
– Move toward best-practice standards 
– Move toward innovation and best-sporting standards
– Creation of a Diploma Group leads to a better connected and larger employment pool
 
If you would like to know more information please contact BA’s Education and Training Coordinator – Michael Beaumont at [email protected] or on 0478 692 896

August 17, 2018 / by / in
Without Bias – 14/8: Ray Pearse and Natalie Noronha (LISTEN)

The latest episode of Bowls Australia’s (BA) weekly SEN 1116 radio program ‘Without Bias’ is now available. 

Host Jack Heverin is joined by Australian Jackaroo Ray Pearse and rising star Natalie Noronha to preview next week’s Australian Indoor Championships.

The $30,000 prize-pool event will run for four days from Monday, culminating in a day of blockbuster finals action on August 23.

Pearse takes on Alex Murtagh on Monday from 4pm, while Noronha is up against Kelly McKerihen from 2pm (both Rinkside Live – Broadcast matches).

Rinkside Live will return via the Bowls Australia Facebook page with a selected match from every session of the tournament, including all semi-finals and finals. 

Without Bias airs on 1116 SEN every Tuesday night from 8.30pm, with interstate audiences encouraged to listen live via the 1116 SEN app for iOS and Android, or via the podcast of the program after each episode’s conclusion. 

August 17, 2018 / by / in